‘Raised anti-PM slogan to oppose atrocities on Dalit students’

Lucknow : Two students, who had shouted slogans during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at a convocation function here, today said they took the step to ensure that no Dalit student faces the same fate as Hyderabad University’s scholar Rohith Veluma.

Ram Karan and Amrendra Kumar Arya, who were arrested and released later on personal bonds, said they had raised their voice to oppose the alleged atrocities on Dalits.


“We are followers of Baba Saheb and students of Constitution and law… A Dalit student Rohith Vemula committed suicide in Hyderabad… Students should not die in this manner and that is why we raised slogans,” Karan said.

Arya said, “This voice will not die down… We took this step in order to ensure that in the times to come no Dalit student faces what Rohith had to face.”

“The same had happened with Baba Saheb 50 years ago and today it has again happened with Rohith… Be it Allahabad University, Aligarh Muslim University or BBAU, Dalit students are being harassed,” he said.

The two had shouted slogans during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convocation address at Babasaheb Bhimrao Amebdakar University (BBAU) and urged him to do “justice” in the case relating to the suicide of Rohith Vemula of the Hyderabad University.

Ram Karan alleged that after yesterday’s incident, the university administration threw him out of the guest house even though he had deposited the rent for two days.

Rohith Vemula, a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad, allegedly committed suicide in a hostel room on the campus on Sunday last. He was among five research scholars who were suspended by the university.


  1. Dear readers,

    When there is news that a youth of PM Modi’s India, Dalit Masters undergraduate Rohith, was forced to committed suicide, due the dirty campus politics played by two union minister are still fresh in memories.

    The ghost of Vermula is is now haunting three students who yelled ‘Narendra Modi moradabad’ is evicted from guesthouse.

    Shortly after he stepped out of custody, Mr. Nirmal, 31, was dissapointed and shocked to hear that the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University officials cancelled his stay at the University hostel as a punitive measure. Mr. Nirmal finds a glaring similarity between his eviction and the harassment faced by Hyderabad scholar Rohith Vemula.

    “What delayed him for so many days? Just because we protested he was forced to shed crocodile tears. He was forced to speak up merely for fear of losing Dalit votes in the 2017 elections,” Mr. Nigam said.

    While the suicide of Vemula was the trigger to their outrageous protest, the Dalit youth say it was borne out of their growing frustration with the ‘saffronisation’ of educational institutes under the NDA government and its indifference towards Dalit students.

    “There is institutionalised saffronisation at play. Talk of Mandir-Masjid instead of education. And as citizens we are worried by the trend. We thought of no better platform than this to get our voices heard,” said Mr. Nirmal, a gold medallist in human rights.

    Though the police let off Mr. Nirmal and Mr. Arya with a warning, the men allege they were threatened of future consequences if they did not give up their ways. “If we were Muslim, we could so easily have been branded terrorists,” Mr. Nirmal said.

    Mother India has lost a Dalit son. Another Indian Air Force family in Dadri made orphan and his mother became widow. There will be reasons, there will be politics (surrounding it) but the fact remains that a mothers has lost her sons in both the cases. If our PM feels the pain will he be bold enough to sack the two union ministers responsible for the Dalit death?

    How will our PM will condole the mother who lost her two buddings sons in Faridabad burned alive in Faridabad by upper-caste people set their house on fire?

    What explanation will be given by our PM to Young Dalit writer who was attacked in Davanagere by RSS men for his writings against the caste system perceived to be “anti-Hindu” at Davanagere in Central Karnataka?


    The attack comes barely three months after the shooting of writer M.M. Kalburgi – barely 100 km away – and at a time when numerous writers across the country have raised their voice against rising intolerance.

    How will our PM will feed the 8 yr old Jaunpur Child who loses hand in caste atrocity?

    BJP mentor RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitches for review of reservation policy.He wanted to suppress the lower class to end meet the political goals of upper caste and bonded them only as vote bank. Today 4% of upper caste rules the 25% SC and ST of India.If there are no reservation set by previous government,they will be marginalised with the upper class dominated government in ruling.

    It is unfortunate that for the ‘development’ of India,we still need caste reservation system. The Muslim minorities status is worst than the Dalits as per Sachar commision report.

    Is NDA has any contingency plan to represent all class and creed as per it famous slogan’ Sabka saath,sabka vikas’ to make the global leader?

    Jai Hind

    • status is worst than the Dalits as per Sachar commision report.

      Shaikh Mohammed

      Is it so? How about some reservation then? Any views on that brainless guy arrested in Mangalore? Did he have any reservation at all? Have no reservation in your comments please. ‘Certain insensitivity’?

    • Daily events are revealing solid proof that the BJP Government is anti-Dalit and anti-Minority; and they want to take India back to the old age of inhuman traditions of exploitation of the voiceless sector of the society. BJPs calculation is totally wrong, they are going to understand that reality at the coming elections.

      Came into power offering economic prosperity, but totally deviated to another angle since the economic prosperity was a mere political rhetoric looking abroad with a false anticipation of massive inflow of foreign investment in India; the land of chronic debacle of corruption-red tape-dilapidated infrastructure and labor discord.

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